Sanctions are real but… (Part 1)

By Prosper Chitambara The major highlight of the past week was the anti-sanctions march on Friday 25 October; a day designated as the anti-sanctions day by SADC and declared a public holiday by the government of Zimbabwe. While external sanctions are real and have had some negative implications on the economy, the worst form of …

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FSG boss in trouble for skipping Parly probe

By James Martin The Public Accounts Portfolio Committee (PAC) says it will be directing the Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda to issue a warrant of arrest for Fertilizers Seed Grain (FSG) managing director Steve Morland for absconding Parliament. Morland had been invited together with officials from the Ministry of Finance to come and give oral …

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Anti-Sanctions, Zanu PF’s Attempt to Manufacture Public Consent

By Wisdom Mumera One thing President Emmerson Mnangagwa did “wrong” in his excitement at assuming power was to promise Zimbabwe the world whilst still entangled within the web of a Mafia organisation like Zanu PF. His reformist intentions, whether genuine or political rhetoric, were never going to succeed as long as he maintained the system …

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Mixed feelings towards anti-sanctions demo

By Mark Matambirofa Zimbabweans interviewed by OpenParlyZW have expressed different views towards the anti-sanctions march which is scheduled for Friday 25th of October in Harare. The march which is a brainchild of SADC is meant to register displeasure at the restrictions that were imposed on the country by the United States of America and the …

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Govt to host 350 MPs in Vic. Falls for budget seminar

By Own Correspondent Government of Zimbabwe which is failing to buy even essential drugs for hospitals and to pay its workers meaningful wages is set to host 350 legislators at the majestic Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls from the 30th of October to the 4th of November for a pre-budget seminar. To make matters …

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Mliswa accuses Mudenda of sitting on investigation report

By Own Correspondent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has accused the Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda of deliberately delaying in releasing the investigation report on legislators who were accused of asking for a facilitation bribe from an investor. The legislators, Temba Mliswa (Norton), Leonard Chikomba (Gokwe-Kabuyuni), Anele Ndebele (Magwegwe) and Prince Dubeko Sibanda (Binga North) …

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Can Statutory Instruments Amend Acts of Parliament?

Veritas Bill Watch Introduction Several Acts of Parliament contain provisions permitting the President or a Minister to make statutory instruments ‒ regulations, orders and so on ‒ which amend the Acts themselves.  For example: The Schedule to the Land Acquisition Act sets out principles which must be followed in assessing compensation to be paid for farms …

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Masvingo residents refuse to discuss the Coroners Bill

By Hazvinei Mwanaka The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs was on Monday left with egg on its face following the refusal by People in Masvingo to discuss the Coroners Bill. This Coroners Bill provides for the establishment of an office responsible for investigating all deaths that come about as a result …

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Remove multiple accreditations for journalists: Mhike

By James Martin Seasoned lawyer Chris Mhike has told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information and Broadcasting Services that they should use the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill to do away with the issues of multiple accreditations for media practitioners in the country. Despite being duly accredited to practice journalism in the country by the Zimbabwe …

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We miss Tongesayi Mudambo: Harare North

By Loreen Tadzingwa Residents of Harare North say they miss their former legislator Tongesayi Mudambo whom they say brought a lot of development to the constituency compared to the current legislator Allan Norman Markham. Most of the residents who spoke to OpenParlyZW said they are yet to see any sign of development in their constituency …

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